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2011-03-29 12:52:58 PM

BillSmith70: So their is no such thing as sterilization equipment in homes? Let me guess, you only approve of "clean" government approved shops.


Are you really saying that someone who orders a "My first tattoo" kit off ebay is going to have an autoclave?

My first tattoo I gave to myself, I have no doubt it can easily be done safely and cleanly at home. I think the point is that if you go to a professional tattoo parlor, where the tattoo artist's livelihood depends on keeping strict rules of sterility, it is considered cleaner then a bunch of kids opening up a DIY kit in their livingroom.
 
2011-03-29 12:53:52 PM

SideOfBacon: i think you missed this important piece of my comment about some of the reasons tribes did it (see bold+underline+big). if that is how one feels they want to artistically express themselves so be it. i for one don't pass judgement on one for decisions they choose to do with their body. if the end result means issues in unemployment for the inking being considered "unprofessional", then that is something he has to live with for the decision he made (notice the 'he' portion which in no way affects 'you'). you must have some really deep issues to have to take on concern in your life for actions of others that affects you in no way.


Right, until they go to court and sue me for not hiring someone who by my judgement makes poor life decisions and would be better off not working for me. I really don't care what you do with your own body, it just makes it easy to pick the idiots out of a crowd.
 
2011-03-29 12:53:52 PM
 
2011-03-29 12:54:32 PM

DeusMeh: Rapmaster2000: I assume that would mean more tattoos. Well, that's just another crop of idiots that I would never hire at my small business. It's one thing for my customers to see unprofessional behavior in the form of regular tattoos. I shudder to imagine the types of inbred yokels and ghetto types that would do their own tattoos. Probably a bunch of ex-cons.

FDR
thomas jefferson
ben franklin
george washington
teddy roosevelt
fmr sec. of the treasury george schultz
winston churchill
mr rogers had full sleeves

all tattooed people. and all would have been out right dismissed by you just because they had tattoos. best of luck with that 'business' of yours. especially when a competitor of yours that isn't a discriminatory bigot wipes the floor with you with a talent pool you have written off for the most arse backwards, superficial derpdom.

that said,

jebus farking christ people, how, and especially why, are you so concerned with what other people do, ESPECIALLY when those things have NO affect on you at all. tattoos, gay marriage, driving hybrid cars, abortion...can't you just file those things under 'things that are personally not for me so really i shouldn't give a fark and i'll go back to minding my own farking business.'

the real stupidity here is not that people should want or desire to get a tattoo for whatever reason, the actual quantitative IGNORANCE is that untrained and uninformed people think they can perform these complex procedures in unsanitary conditions, inferior equipment and on the cheap, and that everythings going to be hunky dory. on the upper end of worst case scenario results from a DIY tattoo are paralysis, brain damage, amputation and death.

how about you arseholes worry about the welfare of your fellow man and not their personal choices? complain about the lack of public education concerning the health risks of unprofessional tattooing or banning the sale of this equipment to unlicensed individuals and keep the tools in the hands of trained professional tattooers. not only are the people who buy these kits a health hazard to their customers/victims...they also have a direct negative impact on licensed artists who practice the art legally, pay licensing and certification fees, maintain clean facilities and genuinely give a shiat about a client's safety, oh and don't forget trying to provide for themselves and a family, roof over head, food on table, etc


http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp
 
2011-03-29 12:54:46 PM

StrangeQ: LavenderWolf: Personally, I got one because I like both the way it looks and what it represents to me. It's just a simple canine pawprint, on my back. About 3 inches wide or so, plain black. I don't give one whit about what other people think about it, because I wanted it, and I like it.

Again, you demonstrate your narrowmindedness by being unable to imagine any other reason than "attention whoring" to get a tattoo. Yes, there are attention whores out there who do get tattoos to further their attention whoring. I'm a social recluse, it makes absolutely zero sense that I would have a tattoo to attention whore.

I bet you're going to say that because I described my tattoo in this thread it's because I'm an attention whore. That doesn't mean anything when I haven't left the house in three days.

So you're just a narcissist. Much better.


Because I wanted to augment my skin pigmentation with a symbol that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful to myself?

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.
 
2011-03-29 12:55:40 PM

DeusMeh: jebus farking christ people, how, and especially why, are you so concerned with what other people do, ESPECIALLY when those things have NO affect on you at all.


I don't particularly care if people get tattoos, but what irks me is when friends complain about having money problems and then they deal with it by getting a tattoo. I'm sure the money is better spent on their bills or their kids, and it certainly makes me not want to help them out. Several are tattoo artists, so maybe they're doing it themselves or trading work, but I know some buy them.
 
2011-03-29 12:56:41 PM
Boss - de bad ink, de bad ink is here


nathaliewithanh.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-03-29 12:57:10 PM

StrangeQ: SideOfBacon: i think you missed this important piece of my comment about some of the reasons tribes did it (see bold+underline+big). if that is how one feels they want to artistically express themselves so be it. i for one don't pass judgement on one for decisions they choose to do with their body. if the end result means issues in unemployment for the inking being considered "unprofessional", then that is something he has to live with for the decision he made (notice the 'he' portion which in no way affects 'you'). you must have some really deep issues to have to take on concern in your life for actions of others that affects you in no way.

Right, until they go to court and sue me for not hiring someone who by my judgement makes poor life decisions and would be better off not working for me. I really don't care what you do with your own body, it just makes it easy to pick the idiots out of a crowd.


and there you go with the judging portion again. you can choose to not employ them because it is perhaps unprofessional to the field or business you are a part of, but you still have no right to judge another individual.

and in more cases than not, any of the news headlines I have seen, the business owner wins that argument for right to work clauses based on what is acceptable image in a line of work. just like obese or smokers in the health field.
 
2011-03-29 12:59:36 PM

LittleSmitty: The Artist had to bust out a dictionary


Glad to hear that some tattoo shops have dictionaries you would think it would be mandatory.
 
2011-03-29 01:00:54 PM

fang06554: StrangeQ: Right, that's it. The recent surge in tattoos is from people going back to their tribal roots. Got it. So what tribe is this guy from?

The xreme tribe. Duh, it's written right on his chest.


I think you mean the xreme ribe.
 
2011-03-29 01:03:22 PM
i.ytimg.com

Approves.
 
2011-03-29 01:03:57 PM

LavenderWolf: Because I wanted to augment my skin pigmentation with a symbol that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful to myself?


Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.
 
2011-03-29 01:05:28 PM

DeusMeh: Rapmaster2000: I assume that would mean more tattoos. Well, that's just another crop of idiots that I would never hire at my small business. It's one thing for my customers to see unprofessional behavior in the form of regular tattoos. I shudder to imagine the types of inbred yokels and ghetto types that would do their own tattoos. Probably a bunch of ex-cons.

FDR
thomas jefferson
ben franklin
george washington
teddy roosevelt
fmr sec. of the treasury george schultz
winston churchill
mr rogers had full sleeves

all tattooed people. and all would have been out right dismissed by you just because they had tattoos. best of luck with that 'business' of yours. especially when a competitor of yours that isn't a discriminatory bigot wipes the floor with you with a talent pool you have written off for the most arse backwards, superficial derpdom.


Oh noes! Not George Schultz!
 
2011-03-29 01:05:32 PM

DeusMeh: FDR
thomas jefferson
ben franklin
george washington
teddy roosevelt
fmr sec. of the treasury george schultz
winston churchill
mr rogers had full sleeves


Wow. Maybe you should check out snopes, if you are not trolling that is
 
2011-03-29 01:06:04 PM

SideOfBacon: and there you go with the judging portion again. you can choose to not employ them because it is perhaps unprofessional to the field or business you are a part of, but you still have no right to judge another individual.


No, I would refuse to hire them because they have shown that they have poor decision making skills.
 
2011-03-29 01:07:12 PM

StrangeQ: LavenderWolf: Because I wanted to augment my skin pigmentation with a symbol that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful to myself?

Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.


I hope you get anal raped by a large man with AIDS.
 
2011-03-29 01:08:24 PM
I hope they include a spelling dictionary in the DIY tattoo kits.
 
2011-03-29 01:10:35 PM

StrangeQ:

Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.


How you see things != how things really are.
 
2011-03-29 01:11:12 PM

BillSmith70: StrangeQ: LavenderWolf: Because I wanted to augment my skin pigmentation with a symbol that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful to myself?

Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.

I hope you get anal raped by a large man with AIDS.


Too violent. See if you had said, "I hope you get aids while sitting there not sticking that needle in your arm" it might have worked. As it is you're just another moron.
 
2011-03-29 01:12:06 PM

StrangeQ: Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.


Yep. Same goes with art, music, pretty much anything.

You like to play an instrument, you are an attention whore.
Only play for your self? Self serving ass.
 
2011-03-29 01:14:39 PM

manimal2878:
Wow. Maybe you should check out snopes, if you are not trolling that is


maybe you should do some quick research of people with a net worth of, oh say a million dollars or more and see what kind of percentage of them are tattooed. then come back and try to tell me theres some sort of restriction of class or success based upon being tattooed or not. try it...i'll wait
 
2011-03-29 01:14:47 PM

StrangeQ: Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.


Aesthetics are the driving force behind majority of our decisions as humans. Having something be visually pleasing is bad? Does your home have any pictures on the wall? Are your walls painted? If so, why? What possible purpose does it serve?
 
2011-03-29 01:15:08 PM
Aww but I love my dog pawprint tattoo on my shoulder! I guess I'm an attention whore. Oh well!

/does that mean you guys will buy me stuff?
 
2011-03-29 01:15:25 PM

fang06554:
Yep. Same goes with art, music, pretty much anything.
You like to play an instrument, you are an attention whore.
Only play for your self? Self serving ass.


How is a getting a tattoo any different than getting a certain car, or anything else you buy or do? I don't like tattoos and think most of them look stupid, but it's your skin.

I'll make fun of your retarded vehicle too, but mostly I'm just glad that it doesn't belong to me.
 
2011-03-29 01:17:09 PM

SideOfBacon: but you still have no right to judge another individual


Everyone has the right to an opinion. You like it when people have a favorable judgment of you, how is that not judging you?
 
2011-03-29 01:17:16 PM

fang06554: StrangeQ: Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.

Yep. Same goes with art, music, pretty much anything.

You like to play an instrument, you are an attention whore.
Only play for your self? Self serving ass.


The only thing that doesn't make you an attention whore or a narcissist are... let me guess, exactly the things StrangeQ does.
 
2011-03-29 01:18:05 PM

DeusMeh: maybe you should do some quick research of people with a net worth of, oh say a million dollars or more and see what kind of percentage of them are tattooed. then come back and try to tell me theres some sort of restriction of class or success based upon being tattooed or not. try it...i'll wait


Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.
 
2011-03-29 01:21:24 PM

altinos: DeusMeh: maybe you should do some quick research of people with a net worth of, oh say a million dollars or more and see what kind of percentage of them are tattooed. then come back and try to tell me theres some sort of restriction of class or success based upon being tattooed or not. try it...i'll wait

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.


Why not? They sell a service. Sounds like a business to me.
 
2011-03-29 01:22:16 PM

altinos:

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.


having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??

what color is the sky in your world?
 
2011-03-29 01:23:17 PM

altinos: SideOfBacon: but you still have no right to judge another individual

Everyone has the right to an opinion. You like it when people have a favorable judgment of you, how is that not judging you?


right to an opinion of one, not the right to judge one.
while there is a fine line, there is a difference.

ex: my opinion is that i think 'extreme' facial piercings or earrings that stretch the earlobe to the size that a small automobile could pass through it are ridiculous. those who actually have those piercings, I make no judgement towards those people and that decision they have made and have actually befriended some who have such piercings.
 
2011-03-29 01:23:51 PM

therealpope: The urge to mark yourself up pretty much permanently is a mystery to me..... All I see the recent upsurge in this activity as is a sign of the declining intelligence of society.


I don't usually rate troll lines but this one has to pretty high I'm putting the over'under on bites from post forward at 5.5 2 to 1 odds
 
2011-03-29 01:24:49 PM

DeusMeh: altinos:

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.

having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??

what color is the sky in your world?


Everyone knows that to be a true professional you have to look and act professional. While NBA players and rappers make a lot of money, they are not professionals and will never be seen as professionals in professional society. Just ask any professional.
 
2011-03-29 01:25:07 PM

DeusMeh: having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??


It's not the same as making your fortune through working your way up the corporate ladder. The tattoos may enhance the rock star's success, and may hinder the suit's success.
 
2011-03-29 01:28:14 PM

stonicus: altinos: DeusMeh: maybe you should do some quick research of people with a net worth of, oh say a million dollars or more and see what kind of percentage of them are tattooed. then come back and try to tell me theres some sort of restriction of class or success based upon being tattooed or not. try it...i'll wait

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.

Why not? They sell a service. Sounds like a business to me.


Not to mention, I think the label "attention whore" works pretty well for a rock star. Not that that's entirely a bad thing, as most of them actually have something worth paying attention to other than their shiatty tattoos. That, however, cannot be said for the majority of people with tattoos.
 
2011-03-29 01:31:49 PM

Rapmaster2000: Everyone knows that to be a true professional you have to look and act professional. While NBA players and rappers make a lot of money, they are not professionals and will never be seen as professionals in professional society. Just ask any professional.


When bank executives and politicians start dressing like NBA players and rappers, then you'll have a point.
 
2011-03-29 01:32:24 PM
Am I the only one who knows you don't need to be anyone special to buy a tattoo gun and ink? Or is this just a marketing phrase?
 
2011-03-29 01:32:28 PM

LavenderWolf: fang06554: StrangeQ: Why? What possible purpose does it serve? "I like its pretty colors!" Congratulations, you're a vapid twit. "It defines me as a person!" Congratulations, you're a shallow narcissist. "I like how it makes me feel!" Congratulations, you have self-esteem issues. "I like how it makes other people look at me!" Congratulations, you're an attention whore.

Yeah, I stand by my previous statement. You're a moron and I hope you don't breed.

And I hope your needle gives you aids.

Yep. Same goes with art, music, pretty much anything.

You like to play an instrument, you are an attention whore.
Only play for your self? Self serving ass.

The only thing that doesn't make you an attention whore or a narcissist are... let me guess, exactly the things StrangeQ does.


Yep, you got me...except the things he mentioned are not even close to the same thing.

One could learn to play an instrument as nothing more than a means of relaxation. There's also the benefit that other people may enjoy your music as well and choose to listen to you. How does that work with a tattoo, exactly? Do you just sit in front of a mirror and stare at it while taking in its cathartic presence?
 
2011-03-29 01:34:10 PM

altinos: Rapmaster2000: Everyone knows that to be a true professional you have to look and act professional. While NBA players and rappers make a lot of money, they are not professionals and will never be seen as professionals in professional society. Just ask any professional.

When bank executives and politicians start dressing like NBA players and rappers, then you'll have a point.


Also, how many NBA players fall flat on their faces when they finish playing because of their, wait for it...poor decision making processes?
 
2011-03-29 01:35:01 PM

altinos: DeusMeh: having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??

It's not the same as making your fortune through working your way up the corporate ladder. The tattoos may enhance the rock star's success, and may hinder the suit's success.


Depends. If it's on your face, it's a problem.

Sleeves or leg tattoos or back pieces? Who cares. I you don't make it about your tattoos, chances are your boss won't make it about your tattoos either. I have 14hrs of ink and I'm a manager at a megacorp. You can't explain that.

/waiting for effing Cognos to spit out a report. :(
 
2011-03-29 01:37:24 PM

Rapmaster2000: DeusMeh: altinos:

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.

having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??

what color is the sky in your world?

Everyone knows that to be a true professional you have to look and act professional. While NBA players and rappers make a lot of money, they are not professionals and will never be seen as professionals in professional society. Just ask any professional.


derp...

altinos: DeusMeh: having skill, or talent or a product desired by consumers is not a business or professional??

It's not the same as making your fortune through working your way up the corporate ladder. The tattoos may enhance the rock star's success, and may hinder the suit's success.


...aaaaand double derp

they get paid specifically to do what they do, they aren't amateurs so...i guess they're professionals. you're argument is invalid.

i could point out musicians and athletes and even actors starting out in small clubs or schools building on those experiences to larger and more prominent venues...but i wont. since you're fixated on corporate boardroom BS as the only measure of success in society, i can point out just from memory watching Undercover Boss, the CEOs of white castle, hooters, seven eleven and direct TV all have tattoos.
 
2011-03-29 01:37:42 PM
imgbit.com
 
2011-03-29 01:38:25 PM

altinos: Rapmaster2000: Everyone knows that to be a true professional you have to look and act professional. While NBA players and rappers make a lot of money, they are not professionals and will never be seen as professionals in professional society. Just ask any professional.

When bank executives and politicians start dressing like NBA players and rappers, then you'll have a point.


They don't because they are professionals. Not a bunch of ghetto slobs with no idea how to act and dress professionally. Just because they are professional basketball players doesn't make them true professionals. If one of these people came into my business looking unprofessional I'd throw their resume right in the trash. And I'm not the only one.

You may think you look cute and cool, but you just look unprofessional to professionals.
 
2011-03-29 01:39:46 PM

StrangeQ: How does that work with a tattoo, exactly? Do you just sit in front of a mirror and stare at it while taking in its cathartic presence?


Gives feeling of joy in the same way getting a new haircut does or wearing a new outfit.
 
2011-03-29 01:41:27 PM

You Are All Sheep: I always thought this(tattoo of black knight) was awesome.


When he dies, I vote that we skin him and frame it. Art like that deserves to be preserved.

StrangeQ: So what tribe is this guy from?


My guess is 'douche tribe'. My brother has 'sweet' tattooed on his stomach in italian. Still don't know what he was thinking, especially given that he doesn't know anymore either.
 
2011-03-29 01:43:28 PM

DeusMeh:

i could point out musicians and athletes and even actors starting out in small clubs or schools building on those experiences to larger and more prominent venues...but i wont. since you're fixated on corporate boardroom BS as the only measure of success in society, i can point out just from memory watching Undercover Boss, the CEOs of white castle, hooters, seven eleven and direct TV all have tattoos.


Ah, someone who spends his time watching television is going to tell us about success. That sounds like a typical person into tattoos. They think a tattoo is a short cut to acceptance. They don't want to put in the hard work necessary to achieve. So they just get a pretty picture and pretend that they have done something special. Very unprofessional.
 
2011-03-29 01:44:09 PM

Rapmaster2000: professionals.


i231.photobucket.com
 
2011-03-29 01:44:28 PM
skinink: but how will they look 20-40 years from now?

About as good as the rest of my old wrinkled ass.

StrangeQ: One could learn to play an instrument as nothing more than a means of relaxation. There's also the benefit that other people may enjoy your music as well and choose to listen to you. How does that work with a tattoo, exactly? Do you just sit in front of a mirror and stare at it while taking in its cathartic presence?

I look at is I'm carrying around a piece of my buddy's art with me. He doesn't paint or sculpt, but he does sketch and tattoo very well (and he keeps getting better). So, instead of framing his stuff and putting it on my wall, I let him put it on me. Do I sit and stare at it all day? No, but I wouldn't do that with a painting either. But I (and other people) see them occasionally and say "Wow, that looks pretty good". Then we go about our day.

/My tattoos don't mean anything, I just think they look cool. I don't really care much if anyone else thinks they are lame.
 
2011-03-29 01:44:56 PM
Never understood the "its gonna look ugly when you're 70" argument.

YOU'RE going to look ugly when you're 70 anyway!
 
2011-03-29 01:45:19 PM

DubyaHater: shadowself: tortilla burger: I say this is a great idea. Do it for the lulz

Came here to say the same. I hate tattoos. I LOVE bad tattoos.

All tattoos are bad tattoos. I've never seen a good one.


Then you've never seen one of somebody's family, their military service or association with a particular group like the Freemasons.
 
2011-03-29 01:45:26 PM

altinos: DeusMeh: maybe you should do some quick research of people with a net worth of, oh say a million dollars or more and see what kind of percentage of them are tattooed. then come back and try to tell me theres some sort of restriction of class or success based upon being tattooed or not. try it...i'll wait

Being a rock star is not the same as being a business professional.


every walk of life in every industry from your referenced rock star, to hollywood high profile celebrities like pitt and jolie, to Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, JFK, Queen Victoria, wife of Winston Churchill. success in life obviously ties directly to having tattoos.
 
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